[Pnews] Palestinian Authority arrested 195 members of Hamas in one week

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  Hamas: PA arrested 195 members in one week

January 14, 2020
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Hamas yesterday said that the local security forces of the Palestinian 
Authority (PA) in the occupied West Bank had arrested 195 its members in 
a week.

The Hamas explained in a statement that the detainees were 
“ex-prisoners, former political detainees, and university students from 
Nablus and Hebron.”

“Since the call for an election by the Palestinian President Mahmoud 
Abbas on 26 December, the PA security forces have been carrying out 
arrests against Hamas members to obtain information about the movement’s 
activities and potential presidential candidates,” the statement added.

The PA security forces, he pointed out, had stormed Hamas members’ 144 
homes and confiscated some 3,000 shekels (around $866), 55 cell phones, 
ten computers, and hundreds of banners and books.

Israel and the PA have been carrying out a crackdown against Hamas’ 
activists and supporters, including former ministers in the resigned 
Hamas government, legislators, university academics, journalists and 
unionists. Hamas condemns the joint efforts. Hamas considers the move as 
a coordinated campaign to prevent their participation in the upcoming 
elections

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